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Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm PDT
the people of san jose. when equal time returns, we'll explore new technology. >> it looks like it's going to work. at least it might offer some help. i'm cautiously optimistic. >> we'll see what police are evaluating to make efficient use of the power on the streets of san jose. stay with us >> welcome back. we have seen how police in san jose are working overtime to respond to a spike in violent crime. there's simply not enough police officers. but by getting a boost from technology, the department may be able to scale back from the number of officers assigned so some nonviolent crimes and put them where they are needed the most. >> in this building next to the main head quarters of the san jose police department, the traffic enforcement is evaluating a new weapon, mathematics. >> when you start looking at data in a different way you recognize this is an area we need to be in. >> he studies maps of traffic accident hot spots in san jose generated by a computer program that predicts where accidents will happen. >> if they work well, we'll basically get a map that will tell us now today th
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Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. tonight we look ahead to technology that could be in our future. an update on europe and its ongoing financial crisis. e.u. officials say the region's economy shrunk more than expected in the second quarter. year-to-year the eurozone economy contracted by nearly 1%, that's almost twice as much as what was calculated last month. but the e.u.'s statistics agency says the revision could be due to the region's economy being stronger than thought a year ago. the revision isn't expected to change policymakers' decisions regarding stimulus and bailout efforts. >> susie: even as more americans find work, there are still 12 million people searching for jobs and many workers are discovering they need new skills to land one. you only have to go as far as your local goodwill for some job training services. just last year, more than 3.5 million people reached out to goodwill industries international for help with job training and placement. sylvia hall continues our look at job retraining. when you think of goodwill, you may think of a store like this. what you may not know is that the money made
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Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm PDT
: and how technology is making it possible for doctors to go paperless. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the first day of the new quarter, kicks off with a blue chip rally. investors were encouraged by a report showing that american factories were busy in september. a popular index of national factory activity rose to 51.5 last month, from 49.6 in august. it was the fastest pace of production since may. but that upbeat news was overshadowed by comments from federal reserve chief ben bernanke, saying the economy is not growing fast enough to bring down the unemployment rate. we'll have more on that in a moment. those two events led to volatile trading here on wall street. the dow rose about 78 points, but was up as much as 155 points earlier. the nasdaq drifted in and out of positive and negative territory, finally losing more than 2.5 points, and the s&p rose almost four points. and, as suzanne pratt reports there are conflicting views on the state of american manufacturing. >> reporter: from cardboard boxmakers, to icemakers, to uniform manufacturers, factories across t
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Oct 6, 2012 12:30pm PDT
because of fracking, because of the new technologies that enable us to get both natural gas and oil out of shale that we never were able to do before. that is going to change the whole economy of this country and dramatically reduce our dependency on the middle east. it's long overdue. >> wind and solar is like 1% of that 90 billion that romney cited. there was also money there, 3 billion to clean up a nuclear plant. so again, he played with the figures. but the romney that showed up the other night was not the romney we saw on the campaign trail earlier. he suddenly is now a born-again moderate talking about the need for regulation in the private market, saying he likes green energy. i hadn't heard that before. he's against the wind credit. a full throated defense of romney care. now he's standing up for his healthcare plan that he developed. so it was finally the etch a sketch moment that his campaign aid promised months ago that they were going to shake everything up. so i think the president is right on the campaign trail saying what is that guy that showed up the other night. >> t
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Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm PDT
: oil servicing firm f.m.c. technologies falling 4.3%, energy services company halliburton was down 3.1%, and chevron fell 1.5%. chevron remains less than a dollar below its most recent 52 week high set last month. three of the five most actively traded exchange traded products made small gains. the nasdaq 100 tracking fund put in the biggest gain, up 0.3%. and that's tonight's "market focus." economy, earnings, election, tonight's street critique guest is mark watson of keel management. always great to see you. what is the shape of the economy? is this an economy you really want to take investment risk in? >> we actually think this is the time to start absorbing more risk. you see that even in some of the style indices, contrarian strategies are just now starting to do better because of the liquidity that we're awash in and also the fact that i think we are getting job growth, albeit slowly. things are improving. >> tom: that's the economy. the earnings play here is pet >> tom: that's the economy. the earnings play here is pet smarlx a nice rally and gained momentum back in late may
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm PDT
its stock, falling to a new 52-week low. volume was more than ten times normal. medical technology firm nuvasive also warned its third quarter revenue will be disappointing. the stock fell 32.9%. nuvasive makes implants and devices for spinal surgeries. it said it lost customers to competitors. mimicking what we saw in the broader market, the financial sector e.t.f. saw the biggest gains among the five most actively traded exchange traded products. it was up 1.5%. four of the five most actively traded products were stronger. and that's tonight's "market focus." >> susie: all this week, we have been highlighting the need for job retraining. today, we look at a slightly different problem facing many high-tech start-ups. in spite of the weak economy, there are many firms that cannot fill positions. erika miller went to one soho building where firms gripe they can't hire as fast as they want. >> i've been working here for 221 hours. >> reporter: keith blanchard is one of the newest hires at thrillist, a media company targeting young, hip, urban men. three million subscribers get a dail
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
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